Congratulations to the recipients. ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– US Foods is pleased to announce the names of the company’s first US Foods Scholars scholarship recipients. Three students from the greater Chicago area and three students from Arizona were each awarded a $20,000 scholarship to support costs related to their continued culinary education, in addition to hands-on training opportunities with US Foods culinary professionals. US Foods Scholars program awards financial support and professional development opportunities to students who plan to pursue an education in the culinary arts and enter the restaurant industry.
US Foods Scholars was created in partnership with the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) to support students who have demonstrated outstanding potential and achievement in the culinary arts and require additional resources to take the next step toward a career in the industry. The program was developed to help tackle the talent shortage facing the restaurant industry, which is forecasted to have 1.7 million new positions by 20251. US Foods Scholars officially launched in August 2017 in Chicago and expanded to Arizona in November 2017.
The six recipients are:
- Bran’De Gilbert, a first-year baking and pastry student at Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at National Louis University in Chicago. Hometown: Chicago, Illinois.
- Gabrielle Siegfried, a first-year baking and pastry and hospitality management student at Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at National Louis University in Chicago. Hometown: Lynwood, Illinois.
- Elliott Moore Jr., a freshman majoring in culinary arts at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. Hometown: Lansing, Illinois.
- Joseph Garza, a first-year student at the Culinary Institute of America in New York studying culinary arts. Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona.
- Diana Diaz, a freshman at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona majoring in nutrition. Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona.
- Jackson Gilmore, a freshman at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon studying to pursue a career in hospitality. Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona.
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